This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




Deployment To Africa

This group is for Parents with a Sailor, Marine, or Soldier deployed to Africa.

A place to come for support. To share our anxieties and stories.

Please introduce yourself on the comment wall.

Welcome to everyone.

Members: 10
Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2018

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Comment by jensue0 on August 7, 2018 at 12:11pm

No kidding on the travel part! My son just escaped the 107 degree humid heat of Djibouti and spent 3 days down in South Africa (where it's winter and was a wonderful 72 degrees daily while he was there.)

He's heading to Malta in the Mediterranean for a week of R&R next month and hoping to get approved for a short travel up to Egypt before he comes home next spring.

Comment by janieflorida on August 7, 2018 at 11:41am

If your sailor gets time off, travel.  The base offers lots of journeys

Comment by IDCmom#1 on August 7, 2018 at 10:35am

I don’t know if there is an option to edit previous posts but my fat fingers need it.  My son is OFF sea duty not OF.  

Comment by jensue0 on August 7, 2018 at 10:27am

My son has been at Camp Lemonnier (Djibouti) for about 5 months now. He'll be there until March of next year. Tangled skeins, what is your sailor's rating? Mine is IT (comms.) 

Comment by IDCmom#1 on August 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Tangled Skeins,  

it is definitely not a busy group.  My son returned from his long seven months is now of sea duty and on shore duty.  However, still chance he might deploy again during these three years.  

Comment by tangled skeins on August 7, 2018 at 9:28am

Our son just deployed to Africa. I am wondering if this group is active? Is there a different group I should join if I wish to connect with other Navy moms? Thanks in advance for your help.

Comment by janieflorida on November 21, 2017 at 8:29pm

Comment by janieflorida on November 21, 2017 at 8:28pm
Comment by janieflorida on November 21, 2017 at 3:21pm
We were blessed to see our sailor recently while he was on leave
Comment by IDCmom#1 on October 20, 2017 at 2:46pm
JanieFlorida, I hate that innocent children are sometimes used to put our service members in danger. Your son was so lucky to have interaction with children. Every time a small child meets our service members through a positive experience is a good for our country.

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